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Relationships: Teaching #3 – Godly Relationships can Transform the Ungodly
February 10, 2021

Relationships: Teaching #3 – Godly Relationships can Transform the Ungodly

February 10, 2021

Pastors Clint & Claire Jett

Wednesday, 2/10/2021

RELATIONSHIPS – How Bible Relationships Translate to Our Relationships

Teaching #3 – Godly Relationships can Transform the Ungodly

Ruth 1:14-18

Jews were not to mix with Moabites. Naomi doesn’t give good advice to her daughters. Instead of attempting to convert them to Jehovah God, she tells them to stay in their idolatrous homeland. .

Unequal relationships are challenging let alone when the line of Christianity is not drawn. Even if it is a strained relationship with family members, it can get sticky.

1. Compromised Relationships can lead you in the .

God’s grace can trump the most misdirected relationship. It is harder to turn away from what you know and turn to what is unfamiliar. (The unbeliever’s path)

Ruth leaves a wrong direction in order to find a new direction.

2. Compromised Relationships will when they are out of God’s will.

Our decisions play an important role in our relationships.

Naomi is suffering because she lost her husband, her two sons and her one daughter-in-law.

Her faith was wavering, and she attempts to encourage her daughters-in-law to stay in Moab.

She is suffering physically. She has no husband and no son to take care of her. She is suffering emotionally- she has no support system, and she has lost her estate.

3. Compromised Relationships can be .

We find God’s Grace, Favor, and Kindness. God uses a gentile (Ruth) to restore Naomi’s blessing again.

God uses Ruth to change Naomi’s attitude toward life and toward God.

Ruth’s love for Naomi and her willingness to obey the Word brought her into joy and blessing.

The decision to go with Naomi instead of going back to her way of life determined her future.

*Ruth teaches us of the magnificent reward to those who practice and dispense chesed (steadfast kindness).

*In the book of Ruth, the word “hesed” shows up 3 times describing the loving-kindness of people toward each other or the petitioning of God to show love toward another person (cf. 1:8, 2:20, 3:10).

4. is the Redeeming Factor.

Only when you allow Jesus to be a part of the relationship there is hope and redemption.

Only when you place your relationships in His hands are you assured of the relationships being healthy and successful.

 

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